Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

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The UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar, “Saving Gaza, Fighting for Peace? Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” on 26 May 2021, 6 PM - 9 PM, Philippine Standard Time (GMT + 8) via Zoom.

Nineteen presentations from the conference, Sabang: Early Southeast Asian-European Intercultural Encounters, are now available in the UP Asian Center’s YouTube Channel. 

Most of this year's acquisitions encompass history; tourism; the family, marriage, women and sexuality; international relations; language and literature; and armies: organization, distribution, military situation.

Professor Rolando G. Talampas has been appointed  Officer-in-Charge of the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman starting May 1 following the term of Professor Joefe B. Santarita, who served as Dean from 2015 to 30 April 2021, and pending the appointment of a new dean.

The theme of the issue is "Southeast Asia: Comparisons and Cross-Border Linkages."